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SUNDAY, DEC. 9

NEW SEASON!

HAIR TRAUMA

10 P.M. | WE

Back to the salon chair with celebrity stylist Ellin LaVar and her charging energy. In the premiere the big tizzy is over trying out applicants for assistant. Their test is to do LaVar’s hair.

WHAT’S WITH THAT REALLY DECKED-OUT CHRISTMAS HOUSE?

9 P.M. | HGTV

Ho-ho-h-over-the-top decorations! Still, if Santa cared about style, wouldn’t he make his list the tacky-or-tasteful, not the naughty-or-nice?

MONDAY, DEC. 10

SEASON FINALE!

THE HILLS

10 P.M. | MTV

Lauren gets an offer to go to Paris! Would MTV call the show Les Monts, then? Meanwhile Heidi and Spencer’s wedding plans may kill their relationship. If so, America will not mourn.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

THE BIGGEST LOSER

9 P.M. | NBC

With one week to go, the five finalists look back over their pound-shedding progress. Then they’re trimmed to four for the finale.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

PUSHING DAISIES

8 P.M. | ABC

An olfactory genius (Paul Reubens) tries to define the strange fragrance of Chuck (Anna Friel). Is it her state of life-in-death? The show is envelope-pushing brilliant.

SEASON FINALE!

KID NATION

8 P.M. | CBS

What a fracas when this reality show premiered! The young pioneers finish up creating their own society in Bonanza City. We look forward to Kid U.N.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

MOONLIGHT

9 P.M. | CBS

When you’re a vampire, sometimes life gives you nothing but garlic. Mick’s bud (Jason Dohring) gets attacked.